Michelle York Designs

This is a very eclectic mix of styles. Silver wire is used on all the ear wires or posts. Hammered textures are a large part of this collection.

I like the way the hammering leaves some parts of the metal shiny and some dull.

Other styles (woven) are done with fine silver wire and beaded with semi-precious stones. Sometimes I use glass/crystals as they provide sparkle and a color that isn´t available in any other material.

Wire-wrapping, twisted wire, etc. are all time-intensive.

STARFRUIT

Jewelry Earring - StarFruit

3-dimensional earrings woven with gold-filled wire and edged with gold-filled beads.
Length: 2¼" (from top of ear wire)
140- US$

SIMPLE

Jewelry Earring - Simple

Silver wire woven and attached to a Silver frame. They are also available in gold-filled wire. (This is how the earrings look before they get wrapped with beads.)
Length: 2¼"
90- US$

ARABELLA

Jewelry Earring - Arabella

Gold-filled wire woven and attached to a Silver drop-shaped frame. Edged in small Turquoise beads. (They can be done in a variety of colors.)
Length: 1½"
120- US$

ARABELLA PENDANT

Jewelry Earring - Arabella Pendant

Made to match the Arabella earrings. It can be worn with a black velvet ribbon or a chain.
Length: 2"
80- US$

ORB

Jewelry Earring - Orb

I love the look of Silver beads & gold-filled wire together. A classic look for all seasons.
Length: 1½"
120- US$

ORB PENDANT

Jewelry Earring - Orb Pendant

This pendant matches the Orb earrings.
Length: 1¾"
90- US$

FLAMENCO

Jewelry Earring - Flamenco

This is an intricate pair of earrings. Layers of small silver beads make this pair of hoops interesting. (Can be made in Gold/Gold-filled as a special order.)
Length: 1½"
120- US$

ICE

Jewelry Earring - Ice

Simple and simply gorgeous. (I can make these in any size you like.)
Length: 2¼" (to top of ear wire)
90- US$

SUN

Jewelry Earring - Sun

This is done in the same style as ICE. (Made with gold-filled wire.)
Length: 1¼" (to top of ear wire)
45- US$

PALLADIN

Jewelry Earring - Palladin

I used gold-filled & silver wire together to make this pair of earrings. Edged with faceted silver bali beads. A hammered silver post top finishes it. (Ear wires or a ball post may be substituted.)
Length: 2½"
140- US$

BIRDS NEST

Jewelry Earring - Birds Nest

This pair of earrings does look like a bird's nest; don't you think? They take quite a bit of wire and a lot of time to make. They can be made in gold-filled or silver wire with any color stone.
Length: 1½"
110- US$

ROWAN

Jewelry Earring - Rowan

You can have these earrings with ear wires, posts, or the hammered top.
Length: 2½" (to bottom drop)
140- US$ (different prices for different tops)

CONTRAST

Jewelry Earring - Contrast

You can have these earrings with ear wires, posts, or the hammered top.
Length: 2½" (to bottom drop)
140- US$ (different prices for different tops)

PEACE

Jewelry Earring - Peace

This is my favorite stone to work with; labradorite. When looked at in the sunlight, it is full of different colors. Very magical!
Length: 1¼"
120- US$

TEALTOP

Jewelry Earring - Tealtop

The Abalone/Paua shell, as it is called in New Zealand, works well with the teal pearls and the turquoise. There is a bracelet that matches this pair of earrings.
Length: 1¼"
90- US$

GLOW

Jewelry Earring - Glow

Carnelian comes in many shades of orange and brown. These beads are especially fine quality.
Length: 1¼"
110- US$

TAOS

Jewelry Earring - Taos

When I was making this pair of earrings, I was thinking of New Mexico. Taos is one of my favorite places to visit.
Length: 1¾"
110- US$

ABALONE

Jewelry Earring - Abalone

Blue pearls & black onyx go well with the abalone beads.
Length: 1¾"
110- US$

DELICATE

Jewelry Earring - Delicate

This style of earrings can be done in any colors you choose.
Length: 1¾"
110- US$

SANDRINE

Jewelry Earring - Sandrine

Most of the earrings can have a post attached. Having the earring closer to the ear creates a different look.
Length: 1¾"
110- US$

ITALIA

Jewelry Earring - Italia

The deep orange/red of the coral beads are indicative of the coral that is associated with Italy.
Length: 2¼" (to top of ear wire)
110- US$

LIMON (small)

Jewelry Earring - Limon - small

These earrings match the Limon Bracelet.
Length: 1¼"
45- US$

LIMON (large)

Jewelry Earring - Limon - large

I made this pair longer with more ‘baubles’ of Mother-of-Pearl beads.
Length: 1½"
110- US$

SILVER STARFRUIT

Jewelry Earring - Silver Starfruit

It was very exciting when I got the idea of how to make these dimensional earrings. (I used citrine drops on the bottom, but I could use any colored stone available.)
Length: 1¾"
130- US$

OLIVIA

Jewelry Earring - Olivia

These earrings match the Olivia necklace and bracelet. The ear-wires are hand-made. (I like to make sets, can you tell?)
Length: 1" (to top of ear wire)
55- US$